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Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank

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With the amalgamation of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank and the Bank of Liverpool and Martins comes a comprehensive list of Manchester Branches.    Undoubtedly there is some “overlap” and adjustments are made to keep a good customer base without the extra expense of covering the same area twice.  However, the case of Cheetham Hill Road is a little different.  So, from 1928, Martins Bank finds itself propietor of THREE Branches in Cheetham Hill Road: - Nos 25, 87 and 209a. The Second World War sees the Bank’s Branches either run by the amazing army of women clerks in charge featured in our MARTINS AT WAR pages, or mothballed for the duration of hostilities as staff simply cannot be found or spared.  A few of these branches will not be opened again after the war. Amongst their number is No 87 Cheetham Hill Road (pictured here courtesy of W N Townson Bequest) and the branch is closed on 4 December 1941.  There seem to be a few anomalies where No 87 Cheetham Hill Road is concerned. The first you will gather from looking at the staff gallery below.  A manager AND a Clerk in Charge are both listed in Martins Bank Magazine, and their roles appear to have overlapped for several years! 

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Image © Martins Bank Archive Collection – The W N Townson Bequest

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We have also been unable to trace any Monday to Friday opening hours for the branch, although local directories of the time do list some Saturday hours. Also, No 87 Cheetham Hill Road is actually known in its Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank days as Cheetham Branch, whereas under Martins Bank that title has passed to No 25 Cheetham Hill Road…

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1928 to 1941 Mr Arthur Young Manager MBM-Au48P17.jpg

1937 to 1941 Mr F Hurst Clerk in Charge MBM-Au49P19.jpg

1940 to 1941 Mr H V Jobling joined the bank here MBM-Sp65P06.jpg

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Mr Arthur Young


1928 to 1941

Mr F Hurst

Clerk in Charge

1937 to 1941

Mr H V Jobling

Joined the Bank here

1940 to 1941






Index Number and District:






11-535 Manchester 87 Cheetham Hill Road

Full Branch ?

87 Cheetham Hill Road Manchester 4

503 Manchester

Mon to Fri Not Listed

Saturday 1000-1130

BLAckfriars 4928

No Nightsafe Installed 

Mr A Young (1938)

Pre 1922

3 January 1928

4 December 1941


Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank

Martins Bank Limited